Clean Glowing Skin
Fresh, clean, glowing skin never goes out of style, as was seen on the 2019 spring and summer runways.
If you’re like me and hate the feeling of foundation sliding down your face in the summer, then you are going to love this light, clean makeup trend. Use a dab of concealer under the eyes, and a blurring primer on the rest of your face. Use a cream blush to add rosy lips and peachy cheeks, for dewy beauty. Finish off with a swipe of mascara and your done.
Of course the key to pulling off this look is having a great skin care routine, so be sure to exfoliate regularly and keep your skin moisturized with a Hyaluronic Acid Serum and Skin Brightening Moisturizer.
TIP: Blurring primer not only reduces shine, it also hides fine facial lines!
If you want thicker, longer-looking lashes, you’ve got a few options: Lash Extensions, which are time intensive and expensive; traditional false eyelashes, which can be uncomfortable and messy; or fiber mascara…I opt for the third choice.
Fiber mascara is filled with tiny bamboo, nylon, silk, or rayon fibers that adhere to your own lashes, making them noticeably denser and more voluminous. Often coming with two parts, you apply a coat of magnifying gel first, then a coat of 3D fiber lashes, and apply a finishing coat of magnifying gel. You can layer as many coats as you want for serious long, thick lashes.
If you can’t part with your current mascara, try Fast Lash eyelash enhancing fibers. Apply these small dry fibers between mascara applications for instant length and volume.
TIP: Use a light hand when applying mascara as pressing too hard can leave wand marks on your lids.
Kissed by the Summer Sun
Bronzer is back! This 90’s trend was just used by makeup artists on the spring and summer runways.
For a fresh-bronzed look choose a bronzer that’s only a few shades darker than your natural skin tone, and keep the undertones in line with your skin or foundation color.
Subtle, all-over bronzer pairs well with peach and rosy eyeshadow hues. Strong contour and a touch of brown in the crease, creates a sophisticated, grown-up take on the sun kissed look. Use a strategically placed highlighter to complete this beautiful look.
TIP: When using highlighter in the summer, use a light hand. Too much shimmer can make your skin look oily.
Another ‘90s-inspired makeup trend for 2019 that will have you digging through your makeup drawer…for some forgotten favorites. That’s right, glossy lips are back, and are particularly flattering in a natural shade that does not require lipstick.
Glossy lips, dewey skin, and long lashes are always a classic. Try a nude gloss shade for a subdued look. Sheer reds and pinks are always beautiful and tend to flatter all complexions. For a bold statement, try one of the bright, new popsicle gloss shades.
TIP: To create definition while maintaining a natural look, apply lip liner to your entire lips before adding gloss.
Put a touch of glamour into your summer makeup look with a hint of gold eye shadow. For a classic, glamorous look, apply heavy eye shadow with a classy sweep of winged brown eyeliner. For a simple look, use a tan shadow followed with thin lines of gold shadow acting as eyeliner for the upper and lower lashes. And for a really bold, dramatic gold eye makeup look, apply shadow from lid to brow and extend into a sharp point just past the outer corner of the eyes.
TIP: Use lighter shades of gold shadow for daytime, saving the deeper, more dramatic tones for night.
How to keep your makeup looking fresh all summer long
Summer brings the heat, and with it, melting, smeared makeup. Follow the tips below to keep your face looking fresh on even the hottest days!
In summer, choose a light, oil-free moisturizer, or better yet, use a tinted moisturizer with sunscreen. Add a little concealer just where you need it.
Make sure whatever foundation product you choose, you pick a color a few shades darker than your winter foundation color.
Primers are a great choice for summer because they really hold makeup in place and don’t feel heavy and soften and blur fine lines.
Everyone loves a nice dewy glow. There’s a big difference between a healthy radiance and over-the-top shine. Avoid cream foundations or any shimmer products. Summers humidity will make you sweaty-looking if you have too much sparkle on your skin.
Deep colors can look heavy in the summer, so lighten up your look by switching to sheer versions of your eye and lips colors. Use a full lip-liner application if you need extra definition, but chose a nude shade close to your own lip color.
For longer-lasting shadow, smooth a light coat of foundation on your lids. This will reduce creasing and make your eyeshadow last longer.
Blush adds balance and healthiness to any look, but powder formulas can get cakey in the summer heat. Cream blushes are great for longevity in hot weather: just rub it on and blend it in.
TIP: To increase the wear of your cream blush, dust a light, invisible setting powder overtop.
TIP: Blotting papers are a great way to get rid of sweat and oil without piling on more products.
HOW TO APPLY BRONZER LIKE A PRO
Select a bronzer that is 1 or 2 shades darker than your natural skin tone. The purpose of bronzer is to subtly darken your complexion. Test the color you choose on your wrist to make sure it warms your skin tone.
TIP: If you have fair skin, look for a honey-colored bronzer.
For a medium complexion, choose a rose-bronze or gold-flecked bronzer.
Dark skin is best enhanced with a tawny or amber bronzer.
Use a wide, fluffy powder brush with a rounded top. If your brush is too small or stiff, it may cause blotches and streaks to form when you apply the bronzer.
Swirl the brush evenly in the bronzer. Start with a light, even application. It’s better to add more color that to apply too much bronzer at once.
TIP: Lightly coat the end of your brush in the powder and tap off the excess product.
Apply the bronzer to your forehead. Your bronzer should be applied in the shape of a “3” from the top to the bottom of your face on both sides, starting with your forehead. For the first part of the “3”, lightly sweep the brush along the outer sides of your upper forehead and along your hairline.
Apply the bronzer to your cheekbones. For part two of the “3”, smile, and start your application at the apples of your cheeks, working slightly upward toward your hairline.
Apply the bronzer to your jawline. Finally, complete the “3” shape by sweeping your bronzer along your jawline. This not only bronzes but also adds definition to your face.
Brush lightly over your chin, nose and neck. Do a final light dusting of your bronzer on the higher points of your face; the bridge of your nose and the tip of your chin. Complete the natural glow by applying bronzer to your neck so that it matches the coloring of your face
Use a clean brush to blend the bronzer. If you have any uneven areas, use a clean powder brush and blend.